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Poll Results: Would you upgrade for ~$100?

 
  • 46% (35)
    Yes! SB will crush the 1055T
  • 53% (40)
    No! Wait for BD/2011/Whatever
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post #11 of 51
For the price I say yes. And since we will have to upgrade our MoBo's for Bulldozer anyways, I say why not. Im thinking of doing it.

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I would love to do this and I always tell myself that is what I'll do because I am content with my system right now, however, once BD drops, X6's will plummet in value.
And this. Very true.
post #12 of 51
Wait.

No worries mate, on of the best AMD CPUs will keep you going till bulldozer and way past that.

But I'd say wait for BD and then decide. Unless by then you want to wait for Ivy.
post #13 of 51
I'm making the jump to a 2600k after this upcoming weekend, basically just because I want to. That said, I'm probably going to be keeping my 1055T rig so it's going to cost me quite a bit more.

The i7s are faster clock for clock, and they commonly hit higher frequencies. The only thing the 1055T really has going for it in comparison is that it has six slower cores in comparison to the four faster cores of the i7. Which will put it close to the i7 in some benchmarks depending on the clock speeds and the particular benchmark used.
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post #14 of 51
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Originally Posted by kidwolf909;11984845 
It is literally a $115 swap for me.

See, that's what goes through the mind of a crazed computer geek when new hardware is just within his reach. He then starts frantically trying to find the cheapest way to upgrade, while simultaneously vigorously reads reviews and drools over the benchmarks that are in the favor of his desired hardware.

You have to realize something. 115 dollars isn't just pocket change. You need to spend your money wisely.

At this point, if you are absolutely ITCHING to buy new hardware and see some performance increases, buy a solid state disk with that 115 dollars. You'll see a much more significant increase in performance than you would if you made the transition to SB.
Edited by tipsycoma - 1/12/11 at 10:48am
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post #15 of 51
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Originally Posted by tehmaggot View Post
I'm making the jump to a 2600k after this upcoming weekend, basically just because I want to. That said, I'm probably going to be keeping my 1055T rig so it's going to cost me quite a bit more.

The i7s are faster clock for clock, and they commonly hit higher frequencies. The only thing the 1055T really has going for it in comparison is that it has six slower cores in comparison to the four faster cores of the i7. Which will put it close to the i7 in some benchmarks depending on the clock speeds and the particular benchmark used.
I concur. And the only benchmarks that the 1055T comes close to the i7 in are benches for stuff that I never do (rendering, encoding, etc.).

I've always thought that I would hold out on another upgrade until I could get an Intel 6 core or something with "more cores" than my X6, but I'm realizing that more cores definitely doesn't equate to better performance and for right now and the next 2-3 years, quad cores are still going to be ahead of the curve.
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post #16 of 51
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See, that's what goes through the mind of a crazed computer geek when new hardware is just within his reach. He then starts frantically trying to find the cheapest way to upgrade, while simultaneously vigorously reads reviews and drools over the benchmarks that are in the favor of his desired hardware.

You have to realize something. 115 dollars isn't just pocket change. You need to spend your money wisely.

At this point, if you are absolutely ITCHING to buy new hardware and see some performance increases, but a solid state disk with that 115 dollars. You'll see a much more significant increase in performance than you would if you made the transition to SB.
No room for sense talking here. Trying to make irrational, impulsive decisions here. Do it!!!
post #17 of 51
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Originally Posted by tipsycoma View Post
See, that's what goes through the mind of a crazed computer geek when new hardware is just within his reach. He then starts frantically trying to find the cheapest way to upgrade, while simultaneously vigorously reads reviews and drools over the benchmarks that are in the favor of his desired hardware.

You have to realize something. 115 dollars isn't just pocket change. You need to spend your money wisely.

At this point, if you are absolutely ITCHING to buy new hardware and see some performance increases, buy a solid state disk with that 115 dollars. You'll see a much more significant increase in performance than you would if you made the transition to SB.
I understand what you are saying, and I do want to buy an SSD, however, I was going to wait until I could get at least a 120GB SSD for $1/GB.

In addition, I don't have an SSD now that I would need to sell in order to upgrade to a new one, so I don't have to worry about depreciation.

My 1055T goes down in value the second BD comes out, so it will be a much more expensive upgrade.

I hear you though. And I'll probably be sticking with my 1055T just because it's difficult to justify the upgrade if it costs ANY more than $0 since my machine does everything I ask it to right now.

It's part of the rush of getting new parts and overclocking new stuff... you just get caught up in it
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post #18 of 51
I just pulled the trigger on a 2500K, ASRock mobo and Noctua D14 from Newegg.

I got a fair price out of my 1055T setup and this upgrade is costing me close to nothing.

I only game and surf the web. That...and I really like playing with my computer stuff...and this new processor is too tempting to let it set.
    
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post #19 of 51
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Originally Posted by tipsycoma View Post
See, that's what goes through the mind of a crazed computer geek when new hardware is just within his reach. He then starts frantically trying to find the cheapest way to upgrade, while simultaneously vigorously reads reviews and drools over the benchmarks that are in the favor of his desired hardware.

You have to realize something. 115 dollars isn't just pocket change. You need to spend your money wisely.

At this point, if you are absolutely ITCHING to buy new hardware and see some performance increases, buy a solid state disk with that 115 dollars. You'll see a much more significant increase in performance than you would if you made the transition to SB.
+1

Especially the SSD. No it doesn't make games faster but the general user experience is so much faster. I really notice when i access my HDD's after just using the SSD/windows partition.
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post #20 of 51
For ~$100 its a steal! I'd say go for it! Could you wait for Bulldozer? Sure, but who knows how much better that will be, and as you say it will cost more.

Of course an SSD would probably make a bigger difference in your case as stated previously
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